Making Shopping for Clothes a Positive Experience
The Nabos staff frequently hears people talk of their love the store because they can find clothing that won’t be worn by everyone else in town.
In other words, they can find beautiful and unique styles at the shop.
But “Nabos”? What does that mean? And what does that have to do with style and fashion?
Amanda Smith’s dream, when she graduated as a top-10 student in her class of 1998, was to open a boutique in Kennebunkport. Age of 20, that dream came to fruition when she opened the first Nabos at 7 Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport.
Where did the name “Nabos” come from? High school Spanish vocabulary had a good ring to it and allowed for a play on words. Nabos actually means “turnips,” and the company’s slogan became, “What will turn up next?”
To make a long story short, Amanda moved to Bethel, where she opened several iterations of the boutique, finally settling on designing and producing handmade silversmith jewelry (available at AmandaMoranDesigns.com).
The year 2014 brought the new Nabos clothing store in Kennebunkport, just two doors away from the gift shop, where the company first began selling goods for both women and men.
Several years later, Nabos opened another location in the Saco Biddeford Savings Bank building at 266 Main Street. This old building has its original tin ceilings and lots of huge windows, providing a warm, charming environment for folks to shop for brands such as Lulu B, Tribal Fashion, Parkhurst, Vintage Concepts, and more.
The Nabos staff offers customers a personalized shopping experience, providing assistance with no pressure to buy anything. They’re also happy to provide recommendations for accessories—all you need to do is ask!
Look for their handmade, magnetic scarves to perk up an outfit. Or, for jewelry, check out the homemade pieces crafted by Mary, former owner of Visibility in Portland. Her jewelry is reasonably priced and made with quality semi-precious gemstones. Many pieces include beautiful, authentic Swarovski crystals or pearls. It’s available both in the store, as well as at nabos.myshopify.com. And don’t hesitate to ask Mary about the creation of custom pieces!
The Nabos folks offer customers quality items at fair prices in a safe, friendly atmosphere. And that’s important.
As businesses have struggled to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic, Nabos has begun offering private shopping appointments and online shopping at nabosinc.com. Items can be shipped, picked up in-store, or delivered to you curbside.
You can also stay connected with their frequent Facebook activity. Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m., you can see Nabos fashion in a Facebook Live event—and you can watch it later, if you miss it.
The staff of Nabos are eager to make every effort to meet customers’ needs, with a joyful, positive shopping experience.